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Submitted by Lavalamp 859d ago | opinion piece

Can Tomb Raider Overcome Its Troubled Past (and Present)?

Ten years ago, Lara Croft hit her low point with the disastrous Angel of Darkness. A decade later, the series continues to struggle. The USgamer team debates whether or not there's still hope for Lara. (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

Excalibur  +   860d ago
I don't know why the newest game is getting so much static, I (and everyone I know that played it) thought it was a fantastic game and would buy the next one without a thought.
Aery  +   859d ago
I *totally* loved this reboot and mainly because it's a great game with a great Lara.

I cannot wait to play a sequel!
mewhy32  +   859d ago
Thus far the tomb raider games have been awesome. I am a big fan and this game just reinforced that.
Anthotis  +   859d ago
The series had been pretty much driven into the ground, and a reboot was much needed.

It's a clean slate for a much misused character, but a character that can not only appease the femnazis and self loathing beta males(who are obsessed with gender, religion, skin colour etc) but more importantly can create great games and sell them, too.

We NEED Lara "Tomb Raider" Croft more than ever, and now we have her back.
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Aery  +   859d ago
I want to be honest, I never liked Lara as character (both in the games and ... movies).

This "new" Lara is a different story. I like her attitude and how she appear now. She looks a lot less dull (imho)
Donnieboi  +   859d ago
Yeah I think it was great too. The only thing troubling about it's present, is the cost of producing the game vs it's ability to make a profit. Other than that, the actual game itself is very very good.
KillrateOmega  +   860d ago
Dude, after playing Tomb Raider (the most recent one), I would totally be down to drop some money on a sequel. No doubt.

Tomb Raider was one of the best reboots ever.
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Magnus  +   860d ago
I thought the new game was great I played it and finished it. I'd buy DLC and a sequel to the title.
wannabe gamer  +   859d ago
Ive been playing tomb raider since the original on PS1....and i thought the newest one was awesome!
fsfsxii  +   859d ago
The reboot sucked, it became more like Uncharted than Tomb Raider
brodychet  +   859d ago
damn, there's no way we'd want it like Uncharted! GOTY contender 3 times, won once, multiple awards across the board. Debatably the best developer (naughty dog) on the planet.

Yeah, I'd hate for it to resemble Uncharted in the slightest!
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   859d ago
I wouldn't say that it sucked but I would say it failed in delivering the sense of "survival" the game advertised.

To brodychet:

It is true that Uncharted delivered in entertainment value however it shouldn't be used as grounds to create carbon copies. Why should consumers purchase a title that's only difference to other games is it's protagonist? A great narrative helped Tomb Raider stand out from Naughty Dog's flagship title but I would have loved if they added more things to carve it's own identity.

A more realistic game infrastructure could have helped in my opinion, perhaps a more open world juxtaposition with hunting for food and no RPG elements...
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fsfsxii  +   859d ago
IMO it felt more like uncharted.
No more good puzzles, just more shootouts with crap story. I enjoyed the old Tomb Raiders for what they are.
wannabe gamer  +   858d ago
Survival doesnt have to mean spending half the game hunting for bandaids and berries to eat. there is wildlife/nature survival and then there is OMG im being hunted by crazed lunatics survival. id say the game delivered very well in one of those and id call that a success
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   859d ago
"I just want to point out that Square Enix acquired Eidos from great financial distress, and as Mike suggested, is now relying on that company's brands (Deus Ex, Thief, Hitman, Tomb Raider) to bolster its own flagging fortunes. This doesn't seem like a sound strategy."

"Square Enix should aim at around 3 million in sales for future Tomb Raider games and budget accordingly. I'm of the mindset that another entry building on what made the reboot great could match or exceed sales of the original. If the series can't survive at sales of 3 million, then perhaps Square Enix should just call it a day."

Pure truth...
Aleithian  +   859d ago
I really hope they get it together and make a sequel to the current game. The reboot was AMAZING. I'd definitely buy a sequel.
Tdmd  +   859d ago
The reboot (possible the most perfect game reboot I've ever seen) turned me into a Lara's huge fan once again. Should a sequel ever get announced, I'll pre-order that in a glimpse! After such an awesome game, I don't get it how can it still be struggling.
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airshiraz  +   859d ago
this new reboot was awesomeeeeeee
ame22  +   859d ago
If Sqeenix had lowered it's expectations there wouldn't have been a troubled present from the start.
e3kehoe  +   859d ago
The newest tomb raider is hands down one of my favorite games so far..I like it so much im afraid to finish it lol I just keep starting over..
level 360  +   859d ago
I'd buy the sequel in a heartbeat.

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